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   Eau Claire Leader (Newspaper) - January 5, 1918, Eau Claire, Wisconsin                                THKEAUCLAIRE XEABE fVi 5 THIRTYSEVENTH YEAR EAU CLAIRE WISCONSIN SATURDAY JANUARY 5 1918 A MEMBER OF ASSOCIATED PRESS KAISERS ALLIES DEPLORE PEACE ATTITUDE Outlines Stand of U S Toward Railroads in Address to House and Senate EXPECT OPPOSITION TO U S CONTROL AFTER WAR IS OVER McAdoo Refers Employes Wage Demands to Advisory Board 7 to Be Appointed Soon PWASHINGTON D c Jan legislation to regulate the govern ments operation of railroads and to guarantee the carriers compensation on the basis of their average operat ing income for the last three years wae asked of congress today by President Wilson in an address to both houses in joint session BUls embodying bis recommendations and carrying an appropriation of half a j bllliondollars as a fund j were introduced immediately and an attemptwill be made to rush them to prompt passage Approval is General While thepresidents address met With general approval among demo RUMORS PERSIST THAT CHARLES HAS SUCCEEDED TO THRONE OF RUMANIA Crown Prince Charles Special Shipping Board Asks for Permis sion to Spend In New Contracts PRESENT REQUEST BRINGS TOTAL TO No New Yards Planned New Funds to Be Put Largely to Fabricated Ships WASHINGTON D C Jan Plans for a two billion dollar gov ernment shipbuilding program were revealed today wnen the shipping MILWAUKEES SOCIALIST MAYOR REPUDIATES PLATFORM OF PARTY ADOPTED AT ST LOUIS BACKED BY COUNTY COMMITTEE MAY RESIGN MILWAUKEE Jan yor Daniel A Hoan socialist today Issued a statement in he declared he cculd not form adopted by party and obey the constitution and laws of the United States He further states that the Mil waukee county central commit tee the highest local socialist governing body held the same view Berbers View Applies Victor Berber former con gressman and leading socialist recently stated in connection the local election of the state senator that any man cannot stand on that plat man who cannot ao cept out international position be that man a mayor or a con stable must get out of the tr intasticetonlmseirand party Mayor Hoan sayshe has full faith that the party member ship or the governing Dody will not ehanpe its decision Whether Mayor Hoaa will re sign from the socialist party will rest It is understood with the stnnd the leaders take on his statement So far tothlnff hns been intimated as to whether any action will be tak en at all ADMINISTRATIONS BILL FOR OPERATION OF RAILROADS MAY MEAN ULTIMATE GOVERNMENT OWNERSHIP U S TO PAY AVERAGE EARNINGS WASHINGTON D C Jan ceedingr 90 per cent of the standard The administration railway bill is return Under this section the legal entitled A bill to provide for opera ton of transportaton systems which under federal for the just compensation of their owners and for other purposes Guarantees Compensation Section 1 provides that the presi rights of the railroad for prosecu tion of Its claim for the balance be fore the court of claims Is provided for May Submit Section 3 provides that any claim for Just compensation which is not board asked concros for authority dent is authorlzed to and adjusted under the terms provided In worth of ad the same time an immediate appropriation of was asked for the ex ion of ing bousing facilities for workmen J 1 01 tension of shipyards and for provld guarantee to the roads that during I Section 1 re ceive as just compensation an in come at an annual rate equivalent as will be submitted to a auditors appointed by the Interstate commerce commission whose members and official force will Already Have 81234000OOO age net railway operating income for uu iddiiional compensation These years ending June 30 auditors will give a full hearing to the 1917 This the bill officially calls Thus far the board has standard section thorlzed to spend for shipbuilding provides that the net railway operat road and thn and will report to the president amount due the road as just com eratsand republicans alike opposi Prince Charles LONDON Jan The reports persist in capitals oC Europe that King Ferdinand of Ru mania has abdicated the throne and has been succeeded bv the Crown 1234000000 contracts for most ing income is to be computed from pensation A pum not exceeding died October 10 Rotnnania deof which have been awarded to the interstate commercethe amount reported may be agreed clared war on Austria on August days request for a further authorizacommission excluding deposits and j upon by the president and the 27 and King Ferdinand took tion and an additional appropriation credits arriving from the accounts road Failing this agreement either personal command of the armybrings the estimates of fundsneedwhich are called in monthly interthe federal government or the road tton is erpected to develop over a provision in the administration bill shortly thereafter King Ferdinand is the son of000 Prince Leopold nf Hohenzollern ed for shipbuilding to commerce returns leased road If the additional funds are rents and miscellaneousrents available they will be put y0 Excess Taxes Kino Ferdinand who Is a mem Sifrmarinpen and two of his broth largely into fabricated steel ship con1 N aliliniioi cnmo t TnrI her of the Hohenzollern family sue ers are the Gorman ar j ceeded bis uncle King Charles in my He was born at Siguiaringen j October 10M King Charles having August 24 ISC5 indefinitely or until Sirn in n QUO II that federal after the war Congress orders otherwise and over details of the compensation basis j investigate Wage Dimands While the legislative wheels were moTlng Director General Jlci Adoo spent a busy day planning a solution of labor questions with heads of the four railway brother hoods and finally decided to refer the brotherhoods pending demand j for a general wage increase to an advisory board of four membersto be appointed by him in a few days This board will investigate all phases of the brotherhoods demands and recommend a course to Mr McAdoo His decision willbceffecUve as to wages from January 1 Handle Other Labor Later ls the selection of an ambassador to The plan will affect immediately the United states to suctoed Sir only the wage requests of the brothP Q erhoods but demands which may be Arinur springnice made later by other classes of or Three names thus far are being clis ganized labor probably will be I cussed those of Viscount Grey form handled in the same way Mr Mej er foreign secretary Earl Heading ordinal y som ships will be let aa taxes in of wi will afew for wooden ships on Pacific coast Contracts For 500 Ships No 30 1917 are to be charged against j the revenue in computing the stan dard return Any net railway operat ing income In excess of the stan shipyards are planned by dard return is to be the property of may file a petition in the court of claims for anal ascertainment of the amount of just convpensation and in the court of claims proceedings the report of the auditors will be considered prlma facie evi dence of the facts stated The just compensation of any fed turns to the interstate commerce commission will be determined In the board The fabricating Have contracts for about 500 yards the United States The amount of with these provisions standard Yeturn accruing during I 8ection Provides that the return Successor to lem Which Interests AI England LONDON Jan topic that is j greatly interesting British officialj dom and the public at the moment j now which will keep them the threeyear period is to be deter ly employed into 1919 but the board mined by the interstate commerce is anxious to place more contracts j commission whose certificate as to and bejsin on the task of providing the amount IB to be taken asfinal materials j and conclusive for the purpose of the The boards housing plans call agreement and guaranty During the Priority Director SavS System for thp expenditure of about federal control adequate depreciation HL TIEt Used in Mexican Crisis Is Detriment Now WASHINGTON Jan for the congestion of railroad lines and freight terminals today was placed by Robert S Lovett director of priority on the tae system insti tuted by tiie railroad and the sup ply departments of the army navy and shipping board which gave preference iivmovenient to all cars bearing official taps Correct Unwarranted Reports Judge Lovett explained that his statement was made to correct un warranted inferences that he was responsible for unwise priority or ders which were charged by witnes ses before committees and in re tonightpromised even employeThai AB an orator he is able to Present a ports with causing the present traf vtrrhta 1 i i Ttitli c t m i pli t f rvrxrn rH txrlrdti Tf A flp The tag system was instituted i during the Mexican crisis when i Government shipments constituted only a fraction of the total TuTlway traffic It was retained when the j United States entered the war Germany and Judge Lovett The remainder of asked will be used expand shipyards already built NEW YORK SUFFERING FROM COAL SHORTAGE OFFICES ARE CLOSED the and maintenance of the properties to of the roads will be included as a part of the operating expenses or provided through a reserve fund rn of any carrier will be increased by an amount reckoned at a rate per cent to be fixed by the pesldent up on the cost of anya4d4tlone im out regard to recommendations ofJAustin Chamebrlain eldest son of the advisers j the later Joseph Chamberlain and Some increases both to the broth former secretary for India erhoods and to the other railway n i labor are general considered rertain j Vlscount Grer s generally consid The director general fn a statement ered the strongest man of the three his rights and interests will be i0336 witl1 straightforward words He Justly dealt with ami appealed for3 one of tlie foremost of British a of enthusiasm and statesmen and bis political convie operation from every man i tions ar sincerely and deeply demo cratic and liberal Viscount Grey FARM LOAN BOARD URGES has been a close student of American history and sympathizes heartilv CHANGES IN BANK SYSTEM with the principles of American demj stheoffice Imiportant changes in the farm loun bank system are the features of the first annual report of the federal farm loan board The board recom of chief justice of England and it willing to resign that post for any diplomatic position although he has it for special Mr Chamberland has buffered the has his fathers manners and man nerisms u 1 4 mends that borrowing through farm j temporarily waived loan associations be tried for er year before making borrowing more direct that the maximum can be loaned to any one bor rower be raised from to 125000 and that farm loan bonds be issued in denominations of and The board also recommends that congress authorize tlie treasury to take up of farm loan bonds to counter balance the with drawal of foreign and domestic cap ital from the farm loan field as a consequence of war financing ENGLAND CAN RofffKAISER 20 YEAR YET SAYS BRITON ST LOUIS Mo Jan tag the St Louis bar association here tonight Sir tor in handling the tremendous growth of governmentment freight No congestion in West CHICAGO Jan bad weather conditions there is practi cally no congestion of irelght on western railways it was reported NEW YORK Jan spite concentrated efforts to re lieve the situation the city to day experienced its worst dis tress since the extreme cold we8tlierbegan a week ago Aside from continued wide spread suffering in the homes of rich and poor alike so seri ous was the coal shortage that many large office buildings will close tomorrow according to Reeve Schley county fuel ad ministrator unless supplies reach the city during the night The Tnion Trust company and the New York Lifebuildings closed supplies of fuel he said the Western Union the Empire the New York Sun and Adams kllLclltlgswJll morrow provements made wnllifTinder feder al control by the carrier from its own capital or surplus and by an amount equal to the rate securing to the government upon any advances made to the road for the cost of the additions and Improvements Section Legal Rights Upheld Section 2 prior approval from declaring or paying any dividends provides that If no suchi1 excess of if a regular rate durinjr statement aorBevOT wafi merely 5 made with a mnri thn the three vpars i platitude and gave no inkllnff aa TO Ml No News as to Whether Sched uled Resumption of Peace Parleys Took Place GERMAN DELEGATES SHOWED DOMINEERING ATTITUDE Foe Pushes Back Few British Advanced Posts Slightly Con siderable Air Fighting Associated Press War Although the peace between representatives of the Bol shevlkl government and the central powers was due to reconvene jFrlS day no has come througfi dlcatlng whether the meeting place Neither have there beeaiany advices aa to whether the difficulties In an agree ment have been surmounted it concessions by either side makiW possible further negotiation are In11 tended vv Willilng to Oompromise DlBsatlsfaotlon with the of powers apparentlyr ti does not obtain solely on the slda K of the Bolshevtki government exists among the delegates of central powers aa well Auatriftiii Bulgaria and Turkey are asserted have disagreed with the domineerS Ing attitude of the Germans jit tha BrestLitovsk conference they posed as conquerors while S their allied delegates evinced eager desire for peace and a dlspoaU Chancellor Isenes Statement The attitude of the cialista against the demandsof tba central powers pro Tiding for the retention of Poland Lithuania Courlanci pled forced the 5 the main olthe reichstag The chancelie agreement is made with a road thetne three years ending June and gave no inkling as to president may nevertheless pay causeto be paid to any railroad This section stipulatesflow over that the railroads that have ln tne premises were anderen left while under federal eontrolnot ex what Germanys future intentions Continued OnPage 2 lifelong handicap of being the son of j today at the meeting executive offl an important and able father Hejcers0f western roads TEL DID Secretary Baker Announces That Only Louisiana Camp Now Is Not Supplied WASHINGTON Jan 4Over coat shortages at national guard and are Doing loaded much heavier than formerly while there is less delay In loading and unloading FIRE IN CREAM Wilson Submits Draft of Bill of Legislative Policy of Development WASHINGTON D In the United States on a mission for his government declared that Great Britain is prepared to con tinue the struggle with yermany for 20 years more if such is necessary to bring the wild beast in Germany in to his cage Russia he said as a great ally upon whom military calculations might be based has disappeared and cannot be counted upon for continu ous cooperation Jan a 4 WEATHER cloudiness today followed by snow at night and tomorrow colder tomorrow and to morrow night WEATHER YESTERDAY Maximum temperature 24 Minimum temperature 16 Temperature at 6 p in22 Precipitation Nono Wind Southeast ference of house lenders tonight t draft of a hill designed to establish a definite legislative policy to dei velop the nations water power thirI tyftve million horsepower of which is estimated by government engin eers to be wasted annually The re MILWAUKEE Wis Inn 4 re starting tonight from an overheated furnace destroyed the building occupied by Rergvall company ituuiufartnr ers of srroer The loss is placed at of which is for the stock reported ended except at Camp Beauregard Louisiana by Secretary Baker in a further response today to the senate military committees resolution urging immediate steps to provide the soldiers with ade quate winter clothing Many of ho camps still are short of woolen blouses which the secretary said were particularly hard to obtain The report was based upon the war departments latest telegraphic advices fromthe divisionoommand ers Emergency express shipments WASHINGTON Jan and local pnrcnases have be8n autn sentatives of the American constitui RV PIIRNATF tlonal league of which Charles s orized and MrBaker expressed the Faiirhild secretaryof the treasury belief that by today all the men during President Clevelands admin are comfortable istration is president today appear Need Many BJoises ed before the house woman suffrage committee and urged that action on Sixteen camps and cantonments the proposed suffrage constitutional specifically by the committees reso amendment be deferred until after i lttion Brers reported upon in detail thewar Of a total shortage tit 11600 over Through Everitt P WTieeler of i coats Camp Beauregard needed 1 0 New York the league argued thatj86 A deficiency of about 68000 Shippers are givinp tlie fullest co operation in the effort to bandit the abnormally heavy tonnage due ConStitutlOnafLeagUeAskS to war conditions it was said Cars mittee to Defer Action verts Attention i to the undersecretary for foreign af fairs the task of outlining in the most perfunctory style the the neerotiations up to the time that the recess was taJken at Brest Philipps Plan to Seize Coal Un loaded in State Overruled By Garfield St Paul Jnn coal at Lake iiichigan ports In Wisconsin will be fedenal fuel distributor at Minne apolis to Minnesota and South Dai kota according to their needs Dr trator ruied today Announcement of hie decision wliirh over rules the contentionof Push Back Advanced Posts On the battlefronts the compara live calm of the past few days con Cambrai sector In local have pushed back four British vanced posts for short distances S The artillery duels along the westvji ern front in Bolpum and Prance and also jn Italyare still going but the Infantry is virtually idle S cept for patrol engagements Claim 73 Victories y 1 Hrere Cbn8rier able fighting in the air on the west ern front The German was office asserts that the German aviators during the week have accounted for seventythree allied airplanes and1 two captive balloons French avlat ora have brought down eight Ger man machines and also carried out Governor Philip of Wisconsin that bombtng operations behind the ene coal on the docks of that state canm lines not be taken out of the state was contained In a message to Judge J F McGee Minnesota fuel adminis trator tonight The ruling brings to an end a controversy of several days follow ing Governor Philipps of a plan T7 8 Air Forces Kelnforced Tlie American army In France to be reinforced by the American1 aviators who became famous as pilots lnPrenchescadrllleflThir tytwo men mostly members of thfl announcej Lafayette escadrille will bethe first at I to be sworn in to the American ar Michigan ports for the use ofjmy Others will follow bis own state If carried out it rapidly them as The as possible would have let southern Minnesota of the aviators from the French to and South Dakota virtually with the American colors wag about through negotiations between out coal TOl I IN AT i patsage of the amendment by con j gresa at this time and a campaign iJater for Its ratification wtuld divert i tho attention of American women blouses was scattered among thir teen posts Blaine for delay In furnishing winter garments was placed by the SAN SALVADOR Jan latest advices received here show j f rom the neceasity of putting forth j secretary partially upon supply but 4 Tlie every energy ta help win the war largely upon the export situation suit of the conference wsa a plan to thai tbf first reports of the Guate create a special committee of the mala earthquake were exnggorated Dr Argues Against Loiclan Howe of Buffalo a house to take over all jurisdiction of waterpower problems now dealt with by various committees and to pass the presidents oil promptly in the house and sfml it to the sen ate with the administrations sup portbehind ifc Expwts Spcody Action Tho president told tho conference of his interest in waterpower legis lation and expressed both houses would speedily enact the new measure drawn by interior war and agricultural department Ho said the bill was designed to reconcile divergent views which have Interfered with necessary leeislatlon J nf P of the league and fellow of a result of the The fatalities as turhanoes aggregated rO while on ly 100 persons were injured SON OF ASSOCIATED PRESS GENERAL MANAGER DIES PAREDENA Cal Jan ville E Stono Jr son of the gener al manager of the Associated Press died here todny r Mr Stone had been seriously ill since Sunday He had been in poor health for some time during which he lived in AUa dena n suburb with his mother and sister Miss Elizabeth Stone the Royal Academy of Medicine ar gucd that women were not qualified i to vote He also presented statis j tics tending to shew that the high rate of infant mortality made it necessary for the women to keep their places in the home instead of giving their attention to politics EMPEROR KARL APPROVES HUNGARIAN ARMY AUTONOMY ZURICH Jan Karl of AustriaHungary has approved the creation of an antonomous Hungarian army according to Vien Some Other Minor shortages of breeches and underwear at some camps were re ported and with the information that camp commanders have been authorized to secure garments from local markets the shortage of blouses at Camp Kearney was said not to be serious because of its mild climate Secretary report reached the committee at the close of anoth er days investigation of the army situation marked by introducing of bllld in tooth senate and house for establishment of a now department of munitions with a cabinet to centralize all fcovernment war sup ply operations LONDONERS MAY LACK MEAT FOR THEIR SUNDAY DINNERS LOTDON Jan meagre IK tho supply of meat in London that the first meatless day is ex pecttxl for a larjfe number of tho inhabitants during he week end Ketail batchers todLaf crowdeI the wholesale markets In an attempt to obtain a sup ply for thehoistorncrs bnt the majority of the dealers met wth disappointment DEATH RATES IN ARMY CAMPS SHOW DECREASE the French and American army aa thorities To the band of expert encedjiien shortlywfU bo addedJtha first group of young American pilots and observers to take instructions near the battle fronta They ready have finished their first tests and are now to he sent to the front to complete their work under actual battle conditions this country during the week end Ing December 28 aro shown by the weekly report of the division of field sanitation In the guard there were 108 deattiB as against 120 the preVf ous week and In the national army thcro OR compared with 118 week before PLAN SPECIAL HOUSING FOR WOMEN IN WAR NEW YORK Jan H of a specialized scheme of housing for the women workers at trainingoamps and cantonmettta and in Industrial centers was urged upon Secretary of War Baker letter made public here today Mrs John D Rockefeller Jr sentlng the housing committee of war work council of the mens Christian Association association plans to build at lie Q expense a model home for girls at Charleston S C and tho hope expressed that the govern erect 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